[webkit-dev] Hanging builds
aroben at apple.com
Tue Nov 29 10:00:33 PST 2011
On Nov 28, 2011, at 6:35 PM, Adam Roben wrote:
> On Nov 26, 2011, at 3:34 AM, Nikolas Zimmermann wrote:
>> Good morning WebKit folks,
>> I'm looking at build.webkit.org/waterfall, and see several bots which are idle, but still report "building < 1min" pretending they would do something.
>> Does any of our build.webkit.org masters know the cause of this? They all seem to hang in the "upload" step. Can we detect these errors, and avoid that?
>> Maybe sth. like a 30min timeout timer for this step?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> P.S. I'm aware that a master restart would "fix this", but maybe we can try better and avoid that completely.
> More and more of these seemed to be piling up, so I restarted the master. I don't know what causes them, though I suspect it has something to do with slaves restarting during a download/upload step.
It looks like Buildbot doesn't have support for setting a timeout for file transfers. We could write our own file transfer step that uses rsync or similar, which would allow us to use the standard timeout mechanism.
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